The Traitor Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson

The Traitor Baru Cormorant

The Masquerade #1

Seth Dickinson

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fiction fantasy lgbtqia+ science fiction challenging dark emotional slow-paced

402 pages | first published 2015

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Tomorrow, on the beach, Baru Cormorant will look up from the sand of her home and see red sails on the horizon. The Empire of Masks is coming, armed with coin and ink, doctrine and compass, soap and lies. They'll conquer Baru’s island, rewrite ...
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Moods

dark 89%
challenging 62%
tense 58%
adventurous 46%
emotional 46%
sad 40%
mysterious 24%
reflective 15%
informative 1%
inspiring 1%

Pace

medium 48%
slow 44%
fast 6%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 57% | Character: 22% | Plot: 20%

Strong character development?

Yes: 67% | It's complicated: 28% | No: 4%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 56% | Yes: 25% | No: 17%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 92% | It's complicated: 4% | N/A: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 81% | It's complicated: 15% | No: 1%

Average rating

4.11